Vetrissimo Superfici | Glass & Stone Mosaic
The “Superfici” series is about playing with different “surfaces” or textures. Four kinds of glass (glossy, matte and two textures) and three finishes of stone (polished, honed and bush-hammered) are blended together, adding a unique dimension to stone and glass mosaics. Slight differences in thickness and size add extra depth to the final look. With attractive color blends available in two new patterns, this series is a fresh and appealing option that can be used in entire areas or as a decorative accent.
Treccia - Available in 3 blends
The Treccia is the classic herringbone pattern. It combines approximately ½” x 1 ⅞” pieces on approximately 10 ⅛” x 11 ⅛” sheets.
Modulo - Available in 5 blends
The Modulo pattern combines rectangular pieces in four different sizes (approximately 1” x 1⅜”, ¾” x 1 ⅜”, ⅜” x 1 ⅜” and ⅝” x 1 ⅜”) in interlocking sheets that are approximately 11 ¾” x 12”.
Glass And Stone Usage & Installation
Superfici is suitable for interior walls that get some moisture, like shower walls, but should not be used in steam showers, saunas orany area submerged in water. It may also be suitable for low traffic interior floors but scratching will occur.
Only use white adhesives with high adhesion and elasticity which are especially recommended for installing glass. To avoid trowel marks and shadows showing through the glass after installation, smooth out any trowel marks with the flat edge of the trowel. All substrates should be properly reinforced to be sure there is no movement. For mortar installations, the mortar bed has to be cured (less than 2% humidity) and has to have proper reinforcing. Please refer to the TCNA HANDBOOK for more specific information regarding installation of glass tile.
Glass tile may be susceptible to scratching in handling and installation. There may be slight differences in thickness, and the tile may not be perfectly flat or square. It is important to mix tiles within each carton and from several cartons to get a proper blend of variation. Expect variation of color from production run to production run.
It is recommended that the marble and stone pieces are sealed before installation to prevent staining, which can occur during grouting. Do not allow the sealer to dry on the face of the glass pieces. After the sealing process is complete, thoroughly wipe down the mosaics with a dry terry cloth or micro fiber cloth. Because of the different textures, grouting should be done in small areas, and extra care should be taken when cleaning off excess grout. For more information about the care and maintenance of natural stone, refer to the Marble Institute of America. Do not use solvents, acids, or abrasive products.